The X-ray Universe 2020

 

 

ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands
25 - 29 May 2020

A conference organized by the XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre

 

 

More information, including details on the key dates for registration and abstract submission will be announced later this year and posted on this page.

Rationale

The XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre is organising the 54 ESLAB conference, a major astrophysical symposium to take place 25 - 29 May 2020 at the European Space Agency's European Space Research and Technology Centre, ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands.

The symposium is the sixth meeting in the series "The X-ray Universe". The aim of the symposium is to have discussions on a broad range of topics in X-ray astrophysics. The meeting will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the launch of XMM-Newton. There will be a large range of presentations highlighting the outstanding results produced over the past two decades using XMM-Newton. In addition, the excellent results obtained with other currently active X-ray missions will also be presented as well as the scientific potential of future missions such as, for example, Athena.

Topics

Session topics will include, among others:

  • Stars, White Dwarfs, & Solar System
  • Exoplanets and their host stars
  • White Dwarf Binaries, Neutron Star and Black Hole Binaries, & ULXs
  • Supernovae, SNRs, Isolated Neutron Stars, & Diffuse Emission
  • Galaxies & Galactic Surveys
  • Active Galactic Nuclei
  • Groups of Galaxies, Clusters of Galaxies, & Superclusters
  • Cosmology & Extragalactic Deep Fields
  • Current & Future Missions

Important Dates

end of January 2020 Opening of registration and abstract submission
Second announcement
Monday, 02 March 2020 Deadline abstract submission
Thursday, 02 April 2020 Notification to authors
Monday, 20 April 2020 Early registration deadline
Monday, 11 May 2020 Late registration deadline
Monday, 25 May 2020 Start symposium
Friday, 29 May 2020 End symposium

Invited Speakers

W. Alston University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
X. Barcons European Southern Observatory, Garching, Germany
E. Bulbul Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany
P. D'Avanzo Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera, Italy
K. Dennerl Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany
D. Eckert Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany
V. Grinberg Universität Tübingen, Germany
J. Halpern Columbia University, New York, USA
A. Ingram University of Oxford, United Kingdom
E. Kara Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA
E. Lusso Università di Firenze, Italy
G. Miniutti Centro de Astrobiología, Madrid, Spain
Y. Naze Université de Liège, Belgium
F. Nicastro Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica, Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma, Italy
M. Pierre Commissariat à l'énergie atomique Saclay, Gif sur Yvette, France
G. Ponti Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera, Italy
G. Pratt Commissariat à l'énergie atomique Saclay, Gif sur Yvette, France
J. Vink University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
A. Watts University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
B. Wilkes Center for Astrophysics / Harvard & Smithsonian, Cambridge, USA
P. Wheatley University of Warwick, United Kingdom

Solicited Speakers

L. Amati Osservatorio di Astrofisica e Scienza dello Spazio, Bologna, Italy
M. Arnaud Commissariat à l'énergie atomique Saclay, Gif sur Yvette, France
W. Brandt The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA
M. Guainazzi European Space Agency, Noordwijk, The Netherlands
K. Matsushita Tokyo University of Science, Japan
M. Pavlinsky Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
P. Predehl Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany
A. Simionescu Netherlands Institute for Space Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
P. Uttley University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
S. Zane University College London, United Kingdom

Scientific Organising Committee

Monique Arnaud Commissariat à l'énergie atomique Saclay, Gif sur Yvette, France
Aya Bamba University of Tokyo, Japan
Didier Barret Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie, Toulouse, France
Stefano Bianchi Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Italy
Andrea Comastri Osservatorio di Astrofisica e Scienza dello Spazio, Bologna, Italy
Anne Decourchelle Commissariat à l'énergie atomique Saclay, Gif sur Yvette, France
Maria Diaz Trigo European Southern Observatory, Garching, Germany
Chris Done University of Durham, United Kingdom
Christine Jones Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA, USA
Ioannis Georgantopoulos National Observatory of Athens, Greece
Richard Griffiths University of Hawaii, Hilo, USA
Jimmy Irwin University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, USA
Jelle Kaastra SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research, Utrecht, & Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands
Stefanie Komossa Max-Planck-Institut fuer Radioastronomie, Bonn, Germany
Teresa Lago University of Porto, Portugal,
Antonio Maggio INAF Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo, Italy
Miguel Mas Hesse Centro de Astrobiología, Villanueva de la Cañada, Spain
Richard Mushotzky University of Maryland, College Park, USA
Paul Nandra Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany
Lida Oskinova University of Potsdam, Germany
Gregor Rauw Université de Liège, Belgium
Nanda Rea Institute of Space Sciences (CSIC-IEEC), Barcelona, Spain
Kathy Romer University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
Craig Sarazin University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA
Manami Sasaki University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Norbert Schartel (co-chair) European Space Agency, Villanueva de la Cañada, Spain
Juergen Schmitt Hamburger Sternwarte, Germany
Martin Ward University of Durham, United Kingdom
Michael Watson University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Natalie Webb Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie, Toulouse, France
Rudy Wijnands (chair) University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Registration and Abstracts

The details about registration, fee and abstract submission will be given in the second announcement at the end of January 2020.

Venue and Accommodation

The workshop will be held at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC), Noordwijk, the Netherlands.

We will not block hotel rooms for the symposium in any particular hotel, but a list of hotels that we used in the past together with useful links will be posted on our webpage.

Please note that XMM-Newton/ESA does not offer hotel reservation services, nor has authorised any third party to do so on its behalf.

Contact

     xru2020@sciops.esa.int